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Media essay motorcycle diaries

  1. 1. Diarios de motocicleta The Motorcycle Diaries <ul><li>Alana </li></ul>
  2. 2. About the film.. <ul><li>A film by Walter Salles </li></ul><ul><li>The film was released in 2004 and has a genre of biopic/road movie </li></ul><ul><li>A Mexican film, so the dialogue is Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Rated a 15 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Small budget of $16,781,387 </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed by Focus Features, recently known for producing Jayne Eyre </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by Edgard Tenenbaum, Michael Nozik and Karen Tenkoff </li></ul>
  4. 4. The director <ul><li>Walter Salles is a Brazilian film maker, voted one of the 40 best film makers in the world is also known for directing Dark Water (2005), Paris je 'taime (2006) ... </li></ul>
  5. 5. Opening <ul><li>Clip of the opening </li></ul><ul><li>Translated means: </li></ul><ul><li>“This isn't a tale of heroic feats. Its about two lives running parallel for a while, with common aspirations and similar dreams” </li></ul><ul><li>Ernesto Guevara de la Serba 1952 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fonts and credits in the opening <ul><li>Capitalized quote in antique white text to show the innocence of Che Guevara, show how he was a good man and the importance of his words, the antique style could represent the age, being set in 1952 . </li></ul><ul><li>The standard white subtitles below. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sound <ul><li>Non diegetic typical Spanish guitar sounds in the back ground. Everyday music you would hear in South America. The music fades as the characters speak, this could show the importance of their dialogue. The song is called Apertura . </li></ul><ul><li>Overlayed dialogue explaining their “plan” of how they travel- what the film will be about. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Established characters <ul><li>Establishes the two main characters: </li></ul><ul><li>Alberto Granado </li></ul><ul><li>Ernesto Guevara </li></ul><ul><li>The books they're packing suggests their highly intelligent/ well educated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mise-en-scene <ul><li>Costumes: </li></ul><ul><li>Alberto's white coat suggests he's a doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Props: </li></ul><ul><li>“1939 Norton 500” motorbike suggest the beginning of the journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Suitcases emphasize they're leaving to go travel. </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines show Ernesto is a medical student. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Established setting <ul><li>Set in Argentina, </li></ul><ul><li>The setting isn't established well, as we only see Ernesto packing in his bedroom. </li></ul><ul><li>The opening is set in their home town, the last few moments we see before they leave on their travels, portrayed as a wealthy area as, they have highly educated jobs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Actors <ul><li>Gael Garcia Bernal </li></ul><ul><li>A very famous Mexican actor who has starred in many Mexican/Spanish films such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) and Amores Perros (2004). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Camera angles and editing <ul><li>Variety of camera shots are used: </li></ul><ul><li>The quote fades outs in black. </li></ul><ul><li>Close up to establish the actor Bernal </li></ul><ul><li>Mid shots to show quick packing, getting ready to leave. </li></ul><ul><li>Long shot to introduce us to Alberto and the bike. </li></ul><ul><li>The camera pans down on a black and white photograph of Ernesto's family, and focuses on Ernesto's face, this is to establish he wont be at home any longer. </li></ul>